JACKSON, Andrew, 1767-1845


Guide to Research Collections

Alabama Department of Archives and History
Montgomery, AL
Papers: In Horsehoe Bend National Military Park papers, 1813-[ca. 1820]; Governor’s administrative files, 1835-1837; James Dellet papers, 1775-ca. 1870; John Coffee papers, 1797-1887; John McKee letters, 1818-1828; and 1 letter (1814) from George Phillips.


Boston Public Library
Boston, MA
Papers: 30 items. Finding aid.


Brooklyn Historical Society
Brooklyn, NY
Papers: 1815-1845. 10 items. Personal correspondence, political and business papers. Includes announcement of his visit to Brooklyn and 5 letters regarding funeral arrangements. Finding aid.


Chicago Historical Society
Chicago, IL
Papers: 1786-1853. Ca. 1,100 items. Correspondence, business and financial records, commissions, patents, military papers, and papers relating to his business, real estate, and political careers. Finding aid.


Cincinnati Historical Society
Cincinnati, OH
Papers: Correspondence in Abraham R. Johnston papers, 1834-1849.


Duke University
Special Collections Library
Durham, NC
Papers: 1796-1907. 58 items. Personal, political, and military correspondence, newspaper clippings, and portraits. Finding aid.


Filson Club Historical Society
Louisville, KY
Papers: Miscellaneous letters, documents, and references in various collections including Foote family papers, 1752-1987; and Jones family papers, 1816-1917.


Henry E. Huntington Library
San Marino, CA
Papers: 30 letters (1803-1839) in various collections. Includes 14 to his wife.


Historic New Orleans Collection
New Orleans, LA
Papers: Correspondence in Butler family papers, 1778-1975; and miscellaneous items in various collections.


Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Papers: In Simon Gratz collection, 1800-1879; United States Bank papers, 1797-1850; James Moore Swank papers, 1785-1898 (bulk 1785, 1871-1898); Jonathan Roberts papers, 1780-1930, and memoirs, 1799-1830; Joel Roberts Poinsett papers, 1785-1851; Pemberton family papers, 1800-1948 (bulk 1800-1910); Robert Patterson diaries, 1835; Daniel Parker papers, 1800-1846; Josiah Stoddard Johnston papers, 1821-1839; Peter Adolph Grotjan memoirs, 1844-1846; Gilpin family papers, 1727-1872; James Buchanan papers, 1775-1868; Clifford family papers, 1722-1832; and in Samuel Welsh autograph collection, 1788-1864.


Knox College
Seymour Library
Galesburg, IL
Papers: 1 endorsement on a letter from Generals Macomb and Wool (June 20, 1836) in Sang autograph collection, 1751-1954; and 1 letter (December 10, 1823) in Bookfellow Foundation autograph collection, 1793-1945.


Ladies’ Hermitage Association
Hermitage, TN
Papers: 1788-1961. Ca. 515 items and 1 volume. In part transcripts and photocopies. Personal and political correspondence and papers, financial and estate records, legal and military papers, portraits, and memorabilia. Finding aid. Photocopies and finding aid in Tennessee State Library and Archives.


Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: 1775-1860 (bulk 1785-1845). 192 containers. Correspondence, military papers, messages, speeches and other papers reflecting most phases of his career. Available on 78 microfilm reels. Finding aid. Also 16 containers, 1800-1845, chiefly transcripts and printed material excluded from microfilm edition.

Additional Papers: 39 microfilm reels of originals, 1770-1845, in 248 repositories (including the Library of Congress and the National Archives) which were not included in the Library of Congress and National Archives microfilm series (published guide on reel 39); correspondence (1828-1845) in Martin Van Buren papers, 1787-1868, published handbook (1918) and published calendar, available on 34 microfilm reels; in Commissioners of the City of Washington records, 1791-1869 (bulk 1791-1808); War Department records, 1790-1840; printed message in Francis Markoe scrapbook of Peter Force papers, 1829-1833; correspondence in Millard Fillmore papers; and letters in David Rogerson Williams papers, 1793-1816.


Massachusetts Historical Society
Boston, MA
Papers: 86 items and references (1793-1848) in various collections. Includes references in political correspondence and signatures on official documents.


Memphis State University Library
Mississippi Valley Collection
Memphis, TN
Papers: 1804-1844. 11 items. In part photocopies of originals privately owned. Letters written by Jackson to Coffee family relating to business and family matters. Finding aid.


Missouri Historical Society
St. Louis, MO
Papers: 1813-1839. 40 items.


New Jersey Historical Society
Newark, NJ
Papers: A resolution concerning the Adams-Jackson presidential election in Philadelphia Baptist Association records, 1755-1828; in Canfield-Dickerson family papers, 1738-1926; and Winfield Scott papers, 1809-1866.


New-York Historical Society
New York, NY
Papers: 21 letters and items in the Boardman family papers, 1778-1924 and Campbell-Mumford papers, 1719-1891; and correspondence in Donald F. Clark collection, 1642-1920.


New York Public Library
New York, NY
Papers: Ca. 279 items (ca. 1806-1864) in various collections including James A. Hamilton papers, [ca. 1740-1867]. In part photocopies of originals in Pierpont Morgan Library. Finding aid.


North Carolina Division of Archives and History
Raleigh, NC
Papers: 1788-1836. 45 items. In part photocopies. Correspondence, deeds, maps, articles, and “The Andrew Jackson birthplace: a report prepared for the Historic Sites Division of the North Carolina Department of Archives and History,” compiled by Max Harris. Finding aid.


Pierpont Morgan Library
New York, NY
Papers: 1813-1845. 76 items.


Princeton University
Seeley G. Mudd Library
Princeton, NJ
Papers: Ca. 350 items (1796-1844) in the Andre deCoppet collection, 1566-1942.


Rhode Island Historical Society
Providence, RI
Papers: Correspondence in De Wolf family papers, 1751-1864.


Rosenbach Museum and Library
Philadelphia, PA
Papers: 1804-1835. 15 letters. Finding aid.


Smithsonian Institution
Archives of American Art
Washington, DC
Papers: Vintage Brady Studio print in Matthew B. Brady photographs, [ca. 1860-1880].


Temple University Libraries
Rare Book and Manuscript Collections
Philadelphia, PA
Papers: Correspondence in Alexander James and George Mifflin Dallas papers, 1794-1865.


Tennessee Historical Society
Nashville, TN
Papers: Miscellaneous papers in several collections.


Tennessee State Library and Archives
Nashville, TN
Papers: 1788-1942. 6 linear feet; ca. 1,500 items. In part photocopies. Correspondence, legal documents, military records, articles, bills, receipts, clippings, photographs, memorabilia, articles about Jackson and research materials. Finding aid. Also microfilm of material at the Library of Congress and The Hermitage.

Additional Papers: Orders and correspondence (1813-1814) in War of 1812 records, 1812-1937; correspondence, endorsements, accounts, books, pamphlets, cartoons, and pictures relating to Jackson in Emil Edward Hurja collection, 1788-1953. Finding aid.


Texas State Library
Archives Division
Austin, TX
Papers: 1825-1844. 1 folder. Letters to Sam Houston. Photocopies of originals privately owned.


Thomas Gilcrease Institute of
American History and Art
Tulsa, OK
Papers: 1813-1847. 15 items. Personal and business correspondence and papers and marble sculpture of Jackson by Clark Mills. Restricted. Items very fragile; not available for loan and cannot be photocopied. Appointment necessary.


University of Michigan
William L. Clements Library
Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: Ca. 50 items (1812-1844; bulk ca. War of 1812, and 1830-1836) in Cass, Brown, and other collections. Finding aid.


University of North Carolina
Southern Historical Collection
Chapel Hill, NC
Papers: Correspondence in Richard Keith Call papers, 1804-1905; and papers of Jackson while U.S. commissioner to settle Indian boundaries in Jesse Franklin Indian Treaty papers, 1816 (1 volume).


University of Virginia
Alderman Library
Charlottesville, VA
Papers: Correspondence in various collections. Finding aid.


Vanderbilt University Library
Special Collections
Nashville, TN
Papers: Ca. 200 items in the Stanley F. Horn collection, 1780-1905. 1.75 cubic feet. Correspondence and papers relating to the Burr conspiracy, Creek Indian War, Indian problems, military supplies, Adams and Clay junta, Texas question, the tariff, nullification proclamation, and presidential elections. Includes correspondence with Samuel Swarthout, William H. Crawford, Joseph Anderson, Hugh Lawson White, and William Blount. Photocopies of the collection are in Tennessee State Library and Archives. Finding aid.


Virginia Historical Society
Richmond, VA
Papers: Ca. 10 letters and additional references. Finding aid.


Virginia State Library and Archives
Richmond, VA
Papers: In Johnnston family papers, 1779-1891; William H. Brodnax papers, 1810-1862; Tazewell family papers, 1772-1866; and Joseph C. Cabell letter, February 1829.


Western Reserve Historical Society
Cleveland, OH
Papers: Ca. 1793-1867. 30 items and 1 volume. Correspondence and papers relating to his land holdings.


Xavier University
McDonald Memorial Library
Cincinnati, OH
Papers: 27 items (1830-1844) in the Moses Dawson correspondence, 1811-1845. Finding aid. Available on microfilm.


Yale University Libraries
Manuscripts and Archives
New Haven, CT
Papers: 78 microfilm reels of originals (1775-1860) in Library of Congress. Correspondence, letterbooks, record books, military papers, messages, speeches, and related papers covering most phases of his career. Finding aid.

Papers: 39 microfilm reels of originals (1770-1845) in 600 public and private repositories. Correspondence, speeches, governmental and military reports, articles, account books, and other documents located since the 1967 publication of the Andrew Jackson Papers in the Library of Congress.

Papers: 1 microfilm reel of correspondence and manuscripts (1804-1845) found in various collections at Yale University.


The Papers of Andrew Jackson
Tennessee Presidents Center Hoskins Library
Knoxville, TN
Documentary publication project.
Research Libraries Information Network In addition to the institutions listed above, items are also cataloged in collections at: American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, MA; American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, PA; Arkansas Territorial Restoration, Little Rock, AR; Brigham Young University, Special Collections, Provo, UT; Clermont State Historic Site, Germantown, NY; Columbia University, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, New York, NY; Cornell University Library, Ithaca, NY; Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH; Historic New Orleans Collection, New Orleans, LA; Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD; Maine Historical Society Library, Portland, ME; Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore, MD; Museum of the American Indian Library, Bronx, NY; Museum of the City of New York, New York, NY; New York City Municipal Archives, New York, NY; New York State Library, Albany, NY; Northwestern University Library, Evanston, IL; Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA; Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, PA; Radcliffe College, Schlesinger Library, Cambridge, MA; Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, CA; Syracuse University, George Arents Research Library, Syracuse, NY; State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, IA; and University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library, Ann Arbor, MI.